Here's all the practical information you need to organize, finance and run a new enterprise. Start-Up & Emerging Companies: Planning, Financing & Operating the Successful Business brings you the legal and business savvy of leading experts from law, investment banking and venture capital firms. You'll find extensive coverage of: the venture financing process and negotiating strategies; corporate, securities and tax laws; corporate governance; registration and investor rights; the interplay between business and legal considerations; limited liability companies; joint ventures and strategic alliances; employee benefit plans; stock options; contracts; accounting procedures; intellectual property strategies; merger agreements and ancillary documents; exit strategies; and developments in Internet law and e-commerce.
In addition, this book features over 75 sample forms, clauses, agreements, checklists and term sheets online, including: documents for use in the formation of a corporation; organizational resolutions; employment agreements and offer letters; and forms for meetings of shareholders and boards of directors. For anyone starting a new enterprise or overseeing its growth, this is the ideal legal guide.
Book #00592; looseleaf, two volumes, 2,113 pages; revised edition published in 1997, updated as needed; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-031-9.
Gregory C. Smith is the founding partner of Woodside Counsel, PC, a boutique law firm in the silicon Valley focused on the representation of emerging growth companies. He was a partner for over a decade in the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He has extensive experience representing start-up and emerging growth companies as well as underwriters, financial advisors and venture capitalists. Mr. Smith received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1985, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1988, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.